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Sophia Hale Camp

Other Name:
Sophia Hale
Home Town:
Glastonbury, CT
Later Residences:
Sackets Harbor, NY
Elisha Camp (1811)
Biographical Notes:
Sophia Hale Camp was the daughter of Col. George Hale and his wife Hopeful Moseley Hale of Glastonbury, Connecticut. In 1802, around the age of thirteen, Sophia traveled to Litchfield, Connecticut, where she spent the year studying at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. In 1811 Sophia married Col. Elisha Camp, and the couple had eight children while residing in Sackets Harbor, New York. Little else is known about Sophia's life.

Years at LFA:

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
1802 Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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